Selected as an artist-in-residence for the National Park Service Centennial, Rolland spent several weeks at Homestead National Monument working on her debut record, Seed & Silo. The record is in many ways an extension of her work as vocalist, fiddler, and primary songwriter of the nationally-acclaimed group, Run Boy Run; though, more than ever, this collection of songs underscores her range and prowess as a lyricist, composer, and performer.
Rolland joined forces with her bandmate and husband, Matt Rolland, in the recording process, and he features prominently throughout on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and octar. A number of other hometown musicians, along with several New York- and Nashville-based musicians contributed to the album--from Tucson jazz players to a Nashville string duo. The result of these collaborations is a truly rich and vast soundscape.
Rolland’s songwriting has previously been on Spotify's 'New Roots' playlist, a finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards (Americana/Roots category), and on American Public Media's, A Prairie Home Companion. Characteristic of some of the most forceful and compelling voices in folk music, her writing succeeds in building worlds of dust and clay, worn pages and weathered pearls, highways and high rises, the faces and hands, the trials and triumphs that make up the stories of the past and the present.
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Selected as an artist-in-residence for the National Park Service Centennial, Rebekah Rolland spent several weeks at Homestead National Monument working on her debut record, Seed & Silo. Her album is out now, and her experiences have inspired her to take a stance for Social Stance Saturday. Read about it now!
Rebekah Rolland's new album, "Seed & Silo" premieres on The Bluegrass Situation.
Jonathan Frahm, For Folk's Sake
"If the Americana world still has room for another breakout star in 2018, Rolland may just be it, bringing a heartfelt thoughtfulness to her music that evokes shades of such artists as Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan." [5/14/18]
The Autumn Roses
"A hopefully melancholy shimmers, mirage-like, but as you draw closer you see each detail, carved thoughtfully with care and invention." [5/17/18]
Jonathan Aird, Americana UK
"With its wonderful layering of instruments it’s a full 10 out of 10 on the musical beauty scale." [5/22/18]
Wide Open Country
"Rolland’s angelic voice and elegant guitar elevate her observances of the natural world into a gorgeous meditation on our collective place in the world." [8/29/2018]
The Autumn Roses
"In its heart there’s an auburn-toned and pastoral poem, its images sharply drawn from a distant, indelible memory. " [6/21/18]
Rebekah Rolland - "Standing Still" [Official Video]
"Standing Still" by Rebekah Rolland off "Seed & Silo". Available from Sky Island Records.
Directed by Rebekah Rolland and Sallad Soup Productions (Dallas Campbell and Seth Scott)
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